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in brussels. we asked her if the eu is prepared to back the call for war crimes. >> the problem there is the u.n. security council would have to refer the case to the courts and the eu has failed in its attempts to get russia, a permanent member of the u.n. security council, to put pressure on their ally, syria. they say they welcome any attempts from any side to end the conflict and end the violence happening. they have always said that they were concerned about crimes committed against humanity and they have always stressed that they will do everything that they can to support moves to end the conflict in syria. >> we will have more in a moment, but staying in brussels , they have agreed to renew an arms embargo against syria. britain wanted to allow the nation's two armed forces, but many say neither side should be armed with weapons from europe. sanctions are also amended to provide greater humanitarian and technical assistance and protection of civilians. let us turn now to nina to ask for more about the foreign minister's reasoning for renewing the arms embargo on syria. >> most eu count
a goal for the european union. after years of very little progress, the e appears to -- the eu appears to have an ally in what has. >> president obama announced the start of trade negotiations on a trade deal. brussels said talks could begin before summer. if successful, those negotiations would result in the biggest financial trade deal ever. >> the eu and u.s. already trade some 2 billion euros worth of goods and services every day. about 1/3 of total global commerce. president obama wants to bring that commerce into what would be the world's biggest free trade zone. the european commission says that would have world wide applications. >> which translates into tens of billions of euros every year and tens of thousands of new jobs. this offers us a great perspective at a time when we are gradually making our way to recovery. most important of all, it is a boost to our economies that does not cost 1 cent of taxpayer money. >> both sides stand to benefit. economists to warn that negotiations will be tough. the eu and washington disagree on issues ranging from industrial trade barriers a
for a comprehensive plan. the united states will seem approval from congress while the eu council takes the next steps in its process. both sides aim to launch official negotiations this summer. the biggest obstacle is deferring regulations on beef. the eu has stricter safe rules than the u.s. he's heading a delegation from the european parliament. the delegates will be meeting with japanese lawmakers to discuss the planned partnership. >> it's good for japan. it's good for european union. i expect trade talks will produce talks in one or two years. >> negotiations are likely to begin in march. that's the latest in business for this hour. here is a check on regional markets. >>> south korea's elect says he may revise how park geun-hye says she may revise how she deals with north korea from the start. her political platform includes building better relations. >> translator: the north should understand that with any further provocation we will no longer be able to have a dialogue even if we want to. >> park spoke to a transition committee who are working on other foreign relation matters. she says the t
>>> the european union tightened sanctions on north korea. eu foreign ministers say authorities in north korea have endangered security worldwide. leaders followed through on their threats last week and carried out another underground nuclear tests. the ministers expanded. the sanctions also banned the export and import of components that could be used in ballistic missiles including certain types of aluminum. they say they put a satellite into orbit. but western leaders say the north koreans were developing ballistic missiles which can carry a nuclear payload. netanyahu says the fact they went ahead with the tests show sanctions don't work. he says it was proof world leaders should do more to stop nuclear ambitions in another nation, iran. netanyahu told international jewish leaders gathered in jerusalem that embargoes should be coupled with a military threat. >> even tougher sanctions will not stop them. case in point, north korea. have sanctions, tough sanctions, stopped north korea? no. >> israeli leaders believe their counterparts in iran are trying to develop nuclear weapo
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